Courtyard Living – Thames and Hudson

Courtyard Living - Contemporary Houses of the Asia-Pacific Publication Cover
  • Date : September 2019 | the Riparian House
  • Featured Project : Riparian House

Courtyard Living – the Riparian House, – Thames and Hudson

by Charmaine Chan


Courtyards have long played an important function in residential design. They are essential to regulate light, shade determine the use of space. With thousands of years of tradition as inspiration, contemporary architects are realizing courtyard living afresh. This lavish publication therefore surveys 25 residences homes from across the Asia-Pacific region. Australia, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, India, Vietnam and Sri Lanka.

The book consists of five chapters, structured by courtyard function. Privacy, multigenerational living, sightlines, light and ventilation, and living with nature. Furthermore it illustrates these projects with photography as well as architectural illustrations. These drawings show the courtyard positions and their relationship with the other rooms within floor plans. Contemporary courtyard design offers unique lifestyle opportunities. This is therefore an inspirational resource for anyone interested in indoor-outdoor living.